Originally Posted by sammytheman
Hey fellas I have Zalman 9500led on my e4300 and the here are the idle stock temps:
TAT: 46C and 43C
Core Temp: 39C and 38C
I have Thermaltake Armour case:
Now the 1st time I applied a thin layer of AC5 all over the CPU and the temps were a little higher but the 2nd time I used AC5's guide and applied only a thin layer of AC5 and the temps have dropped like 2 degrees. Someone suggested lapping the cpu and the heatsink because he said they are probably not flat enough. How can I measure the flatness? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
AS guide says to apply a small dot, not spread it all over the place.
this is likely not your problem, just thought id clear that up for the noobs.
one small dot...move hsf back and forth to clear air, secure hsf.
dude a dot the size of a bb will cover your cpu once it sets...
there is NO NEED to cover the entire heat spreader.
lapping your cpu is foolish unless you know what you are doing. eh, i would lean toward a lemon cpu before a crooked cpu and hsf. JMO, tho.
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